Join us with translator and UMA professor Chelsea Ray to celebrate the English translation of WOMEN LOVERS OR THE THIRD WOMAN
Longfellows Books in Portland (1 Monument Way).
Come learn more about American heiress Natalie Clifford Barney and her autobiographical novel that shows her in a different, and more vulnerable, light.
This long-lost novel recounts a passionate love triangle of love and loss among three of the most daring women in belle époque Paris. In this barely disguised roman à clef, writer Barney, the dashing Italian baroness Mimi Franchetti, and the beautiful courtesan Liane de Pougy share erotic liaisons that break all taboos and end in devastation as one unexpectedly becomes the “third woman.” Never before published in English, and only recently published in French, this modernist, experimental work has been brought to light by Chelsea Ray’s research in Paris.